Leading Congregations and Nonprofits in a Connected World: Platforms, People and Purpose

by Hayim Herring, Terri Martinson Elton. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

This book proposes a different conceptual framework based on understanding social networks for connecting purpose, people, and activities to increase the impact of congregations.


tips on implementing a new organizational structure using social networks

Best For

clergy and lay leaders of any faith tradition


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Discuss ways to use social networks to increase the impact of your congregation after studying this book with clergy and lay leaders.
  • Start forming a strategic plan for the next five to 10 years by reading chapter six on how congregations can look beyond today's horizon.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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